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Zip-Back Hoody
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60224AD The back zipper in this cute hoodie makes for speedy changes and will keep even the most determined escape artist warm and comfy!

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: 9 mos, 18 mos
6-12 (12-18) months Finished Chest 22 1/2 (24 1/4) in. [56.5 (62.25) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-102 Wool-Ease Yarn: Ranch Red

True red


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.07
Alternative Quantity: (4)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
18 (20) in. [46 (50) cm] zipper Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
20 sts + 11 rows = 6 in. [15.25 cm] in pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Cluster (Yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
Ch 39 (43).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across - 37 (41) dc.

Turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), sk first 2 dc, (cluster in next st, ch 1, sk 1 dc) across, end dc in last dc.

Turn.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), sk first dc, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next cluster) across, end dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in last dc.

Turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 9 3/4 (11) in.

[24.75 (28) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck
Keeping to pattern, work across first 11 (12) sts.

Fasten off.

Sk next 15 (17) sts, join yarn and work across remaining 11 (12) sts.

Fasten off.




RIGHT BACK
Ch 21 (23).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across - 19 (21) dc.

Turn each row.

Work as for Front until piece measures 9 3/4 (11) in.

[24.75 (28) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck
Work in pattern across 11 (12) sts, sk last 8 (9) sts.

Fasten off.



LEFT BACK
Work as for Right Back, reversing shaping.




SLEEVES
Ch 21 (23).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across - 19 (21) dc.

Turn.
Row 2 (cluster inc): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, (ch 1, sk 1 dc, cluster in next dc) across, end ch 1, sk 1 dc, 2 dc in last dc.

Turn.
Row 3 (dc inc): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next cluster) across, end dc in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in last dc - 23 (25) dc.
Rows 4-11: Rep last 2 rows 3 (4) times,
then rep Row 2 for 1 (0) time - 37 (41) sts.

Work even until Sleeve measures 6 1/4 (7) in.

[16.5 (17.75) cm] from beg.
Fasten off.



Edging
Row 1: From RS, sc evenly across lower edge of Sleeve.

Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.




HOOD
Ch 59 (63).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across - 57 (61) dc.

Turn.

Work in pattern as for Front until Hood measures 6 (7) in.

[15.25 (17.75) cm] from beg.

Fasten off.



Trim
Row 1: From RS, join yarn and sc evenly across one long side of Hood.

Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.

Fasten off.

Place markers at each side of this row for front opening of Hood.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Place markers 5 1/4 (6 1/2) in.

[14 (16) cm] below shoulder seams on Front and Backs.

Sew Sleeves between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Pin short ends of Hood to neck edge, with front opening markers meeting at center front of neck edge.
Sew Hood in place.



Lower Edging
Row 1: From RS, sc evenly around lower edge of Hoody.

Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.



Back Edging and Zipper
Join yarn at lower edge of Left Back.
Row 1: From RS, sc evenly along Left Back, back opening of Hood and Right Back.

Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across.
Fasten off.
Pin zipper to WS of Back opening.

With sewing needle and thread, baste, then sew zipper in place.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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